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Toni Vincent’s last relationship ended with violence. Since then, she’s decided she’s better off without men. But when she finds her young seventeen year old neighbor, Nathan, unconscious and beaten, this is More »
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It doesn’t release until March 19th, but SNOWCROFT LOST is up for preorder.
This is my newest romantic suspense and this one has a twist. It’s a male/male romance. In fact, that entire series will feature alpha males falling in love…with my normal romantic suspense style.
I hope you all like it. I absolutely fell in love with Jamie and Trevor.
Remember…releasing March 19th!
Secrets and Lies…
Everyone has them. Big ones. Little ones.
For Trevor Mayne and Jamie Vaughn, secrets and lies are how they’ve made their fourteen year friendship work. Don’t talk about it. Ignore it and it won’t be real. Pretend like everything’s fine between the two of them.
Jamie can’t live like this anymore. He’s in love with Trevor, his best friend who just happens to be straight. Tired of hiding his feelings, he decides to walk away. From their friendship. From his hometown. From his business.
But before Jamie gets a chance to leave, a freak accident leaves Trevor with amnesia. A new blank perspective leaves him confused about the inconsistencies of what he’s told his life should be vs. the feelings that he knows he has. Now those secrets and lies, that should be safer than ever, are suddenly front and center and changing everything between them.
Their world is at risk because their secrets and lies aren’t the only ones at play here. There’s a bigger lie out there and it could just destroy everything as they get closer and closer to the secret hidden in depths of the Snowcroft forest.
and in case you missed it the first time, here’s the
Hello, everyone! I hope that you all had a great holiday. We had a good one here, although judging by my house we’re still celebrating. Yes, my tree is STILL up. I know, I should be ashamed to type that, but you know….it’s just a fact of my life now. I’m busy. Luckily my husband is understanding about it and knows how crazy my life is…although he did mention it this morning so I probably should do something about it soon…well, at least before Valentine’s day.
What has had me so busy? Well, writing. Yay, but whoa am I feeling behind. I’ll be honest with you guys….I screwed up here. I’ve been actively writing on two books the last few months…THROUGH THE VEIL and SNOWCROFT LOST. On one hand, that’s good because TTV is 1st draft done while SCL will be at that point in two days. But because I wasn’t concentrating on one or the other, it’s going to mean that they both come out a little later than I had hoped…and that pushes ALL my releases for the year back.
And because I love my husband and family, I need to relieve some of the pressure here. So I’ve come to the hard decision to push the release of RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE to the fall. I know, I hate that too, but I think it’s best so that I can make sure you all receive the best writing I’m capable of giving you.
So here’s my tentative release schedule for 2014 (and remember, this is always subject to change. Maybe I’ll surprise you and release early or throw another surprise for the year in there…hehe):
Snowcroft Lost – March, 2014
Through the Veil – May, 2014
Mudflap UnderCover – August, 2014
Right By Your Side – Fall, 2014
Blurb for The Christmas Top
He’s a less-than-merry gentleman…
Jason Wieland’s life partner died in a horrific hate crime two years before and he hasn’t taken a lover since. He knows it’s time, and he reaches out to the 1Night Stand dating service to find the right man to light up his holiday. But when masculine, sexy, and extremely straight Mark shows up, he doesn’t know what to do. Is this 1Night Stand a cruel joke or has Madame Eve truly worked Christmas magic?
This household is made up of voracious readers. As such, our library has always been fairly eclectic, but as I look at my writer’s reference library…and these are just the books that I’m reading for reference on books I will be writing over the next year…it occurs to me that our library is becoming more and more eclectic.
And this is just the library. You should see my google search variety! O.O The subjects cover police work, self-defense, motorcycle gangs, life in the music world, wicca, and GLBT. Lots of interesting stuff in all that…some I hope to infuse into my writing along the way.
BTW, a quick writing update. Currently I am working on first drafts of two novels:
1. THROUGH THE VEIL….this was slated to be released Nov/Dec. I’m pretty sure that timeframe is going to slip back. This book is the first in a seven book paranormal romantic suspense series so it’s very important that I get all the groundwork laid out right for the whole series. I am so freaking excited about this book and series. I’ve plotted and have titles for all SEVEN books and am itching to write ALL of them NOW! LOL…but I have several other series to work on right now too.
2. SNOWCROFT LOST….this is my NaNoWriMo novel (50,000 words in the month of November) and is my full length m/m romantic suspense. So far, the writing on it is going REALLY well…it’s at 20,000 words this morning.
Other books coming soon:
3. RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE…the first book in the Martin Ranch series. Romantic suspense featuring Scott Martin (paramedic) and Skye (country western singer). This book hasn’t been started yet, but is slated for May, 2014 release.
4. MUDFLAP UNDERCOVER…book #2 in the Mudflap series…this time our spies are going undercover into the motorcycle club world (several of the research books up there). This book hasn’t been started yet, but is slated for August, 2014 release. Like with book #1, all the proceeds will benefit the Lubbock, TX Red Cross.
I do have one more release coming out this year. A short little m/m Christmas novella from Decadent’s 1NS series called THE CHRISTMAS TOP. I don’t have the exact release date yet, but it should be sometime before Christmas.
This morning I got to do one of the most awesome things I’ve ever had the opportunity to do as an author.
I sent a $3110.06 check to the Lubbock Red Cross.
Because you all bought
THE SHADOW OF MUDFLAP…
So, have you bought a copy of Mudflap yet??
If not, it’s not too late.
All the proceeds from the sale of this book….whenever they happen,
will go to the South Plains Chapter of the American Red Cross
(that’s the Lubbock, TX chapter where the book takes place.)
The e-book will be exclusive on Amazon for the next 90 days:
Amazon ebook purchase link… When Love Intrudes $2.99
Amazon print purchase link… When Love Intrudes $10.44
Toni Vincent’s last relationship ended with violence. Since then, she’s decided she’s better off without men. But when she finds her young seventeen year old neighbor, Nathan, unconscious and beaten, this is one man she can’t abandon. But helping Nathan means trusting Detective Brian Barnes, another man who hurt her in the past. It’s something she’s just not sure she can do.
Detective Brian Barnes has seen one too many criminals beat the system. He’s burned out and regretting a lot about his life. At the top of that list is how he dealt with Toni Vincent when he was wounded. At the time, he couldn’t stand to look at himself, much less have someone he failed care for him. Now she needs his help and he refuses to fail her again. But keeping her alive requires keeping his heart out of it. Something not easy to do when trapped in a romantic mountain retreat, even if it is the safest place for Toni and her unexpected charge.
With danger around every corner, it’s hard to know who can be trusted, especially for three people who have been burned before. But they may just find the best family is the one not tied together by blood.
Releasing at the end of the month….
“Detective, are you okay?”
The soft, but urgent voice caressed Brian Barnes as it echoed through his brain. It called to him, soothing his soul like wisps of cool touches across his fevered skin. He needed to see who it belonged to. He had to open his eyes.
His muscles tensed and fire tore through his side, burning and stealing his breath, as Brian pushed back to consciousness. Automatically he reached his hand toward the pain, but he couldn’t move his arm. His groan rumbled as the agony in his gut seemingly radiated out over his entire body.
“Oh, come on, don’t do that.” The voice again, but this time it wobbled like she was about to cry. “When you try to move, you bleed more. Come on, Brian, listen to my voice. Hold still. I don’t want you to bleed to death, just open your eyes so I know you aren’t going to die and I’m not alone here.”
He had to follow the compulsion of her voice. Disappointing her wasn’t an option, not with that voice pulling at him. Slowly his eyes fluttered open.
A vision of the beautiful Toni swam in front of him. Why was she crying? What happened? A blistering pain shuddered across his torso and reality came flooding back. He’d come over to Pete’s house because he thought something was wrong. His instincts had been right, but the reality of the situation was so much worse than he’d ever imagined. He refocused on Toni and the bruises marring her face and arms.
She was dating Pete and right now she looked so freaking scared. But who could blame her since her boyfriend, his friend, had gone bat-shit insane. He missed all the signs that the cop and the man who’d been his friend had lost all touch with sanity. So now he sat here on the floor with a gunshot to his gut and two women in terrible danger. If Toni was here, somewhere Julie, her friend, and the focus of Pete’s obsession, had to be here too. Somehow, he had to get them both out before Pete hurt them, too.
“Toni…are you okay?” Goddamn, even breathing hurt. Black spots danced before his eyes as another wave of pain crashed over him. He moaned.
“Shh, I’m fine. He didn’t want to hurt me.” She looked down at him from her perch on the bed and her face paled even more. “Oh God, you’re bleeding so much. We’ve got to get you out of here.”
He didn’t even have to look down to know how bad it truly was. He couldn’t feel anything below the radiating pain in his gut anymore. Blood soaked everything. The cold seeping over him was definitely not a good sign, but he sure wasn’t going to freak her out even more by telling her that. She needed to get to safety.
He took a shallow breath and focused to take stock of the room.
Pete shot him and then dragged him to this bedroom and cuffed him to the leg of a heavy armoire. The gunshot to his gut was why everything hurt so fucking bad.
It was hard to tell from where he was at on the floor, but it looked like Toni was handcuffed to the bedframe. As he watched her, she wiggled.
“What,” he gasped, “are you doing?”
Her torso twisted. “I’m trying to get my charm bracelet off.”
Okay, Brian knew his brain wasn’t functioning at full capacity, but why was she worried about her jewelry right now?
His question must have showed on his face because she gave him a wink. “I have a handcuff key on it. Think about what that means for a moment instead of what’s happening here.”
Her mischievous look and the reality of their situation were at complete odds, but the reason why she had a key like that hit him and he couldn’t help but find the humor. He gave a bark of laughter which morphed into a moan when his gut clenched. It took a moment to get his breath back. “You wear a…” he breathed through the black spots and nausea, “handcuff key on your bracelet?”
Her chagrined smile took his breath away and this time it had nothing to do with the gunshot wound in his gut. She was so beautiful, even roughed up and messy like she was now. Her auburn curly hair fell over her eyes. She kept blowing it to move it. The urge to touch it, to run his fingers across those curls, pulled at him. He instantly regretted that this would be the last time he’d see her.
The numbness spread along with the pool of blood below him. He had a feeling that he wouldn’t wake up again when the unconsciousness, creeping at the edge of his brain, overtook him this time.
“Got it!” Toni raised her freed hand in victory and rushed over to his side clutching the key. At the same time a muffled scream echoed throughout the house.
Her frantic eyes met his as she fumbled with his cuffs. “That’s Julie,” she whispered.
He wasn’t going to be any help to her now. He was too far-gone. At this point, he’d just endanger and slow her down. She had to get out of the house.
“Toni, you can’t help me.”
She stilled for a moment, squeezing her eyes shut. When she re-opened them, resolve shone through their turquoise depths. He had to use that to get her to safety.
“Get out. Go get help.”
“I can’t leave you here.”
Another scream sounded out.
“Do you know how to shoot?” He winced as another arc of pain shot through him.
She gave a frantic nod.
“There’s a gun inside my right pant leg. Get it out and help her. Do whatever you have do, Toni, to get both of you out of here safely.”
She fumbled for a moment with his pant leg and rose up on her knees with the gun firmly in her grasp.
“That a girl.”
Their eyes met for a moment before she leaned down, gently brushed the hair off his forehead, and gave him a soft, light kiss on the cheek. “I’ll be right back. Don’t die.” The fierceness in her voice was a powerful thing, but he had a feeling he didn’t have much say about it anymore.
As she crept out of the room, the cold of his body swamped him.
A gunshot rang out over the house and then eerie silence ensued.
Black dots encroached over his vision.
His job was to protect.
Copyright: Christi Snow. Do not copy or reproduce in any way.
I’m super-busy around here. Here’s a run-down of all that’s going on….
So, I mentioned something about a sneak peek didn’t I??
Right now my newsletter list has 488 people on it. When it hits 500, I will share the prologue from WHEN LOVE INTRUDES on here. And I’ll give you a hint…the prologue is the scene at the end of OPERATION: ENDURANCE between Toni & Brian that we don’t get to see.
Well, sign up for my newsletter (right column of the home page of my website.) And don’t worry….I don’t spam you. The only time I send a newsletter out is when I have a new release come up available on Amazon, so it only goes out about every 3 months or so.
Hi, all! It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? I’m so sorry about that (I’ve been really busy…four books are brewing in my brain right now all in varying stages of writing.) But because I’ve been neglecting you all, I thought I’d treat you to a sneak scene from THROUGH THE VEIL.
(BTW, don’t get too attached to this cover. I think we may be changing it some.)
Just a bit of back ground for you on this. Marcus is the hero of the book. Lori is the heroine. Malcolm is a doctor and Marcus’s brother and Brooklyn is his assistant. They’ve just put 127 stitches into Marcus’s back and he has a slight issue with tolerance to drugs…i.e. he gets higher than a kite. The following (unedited) scene is the result:
She really was beautiful even with that frown on her face. Maybe he needed to cheer her up by finishing what they’d started at the waterfall. But, whoa, wait just a minute. He frowned down at the front of his pants where there was a definite lack of interest going on. What the hell? He’d been half hard ever since Lori fell into his arms at the bridge.
His mortified gaze met Malcolm’s. Malcolm was immediately worried about his distress. “What’s wrong?”
He waved Malcolm over to him and then turned them away from the girls for a guy pow-wow. “Mal, I don’t have an erection,” he whispered urgently, but it must not have been quiet enough because he heard Brooklyn snicker.
Malcolm frowned at him confused. “Um, okay? I wouldn’t really expect you to have one right now.”
He didn’t understand. This was serious. “No, I always have one when Lori is around.”
This time Brooklyn didn’t even try to quiet her loud laugh and he heard her mumble, “This is so unfair that this falls under patient confidentiality.”
He turned to scowl at her, but was distracted by Lori’s sweet indulgent smile. She was so beautiful. He looked down. Again…nothing. He turned a desperate look to Malcolm to find him grinning like this was funny, too. That shit was not acceptable. “You think this is funny?” he asked incredulously.
“Well, maybe a little, but Marcus, you’re fine. It’s just the medicine. It’s deadened your nerves. All of them. Don’t worry. It will be back.”
He turned back to Lori and gave her thumbs up. “Did you hear that, Baby? I’ll be fine.”
He could see the corners of her mouth quirking up like she was fighting a smile. “I never had any doubt about it.”
He turned back to Malcolm and grinned. “She was impressed by my big sword.”
If all goes as planned, this book will be releasing in November sometime. Here’s the Goodreads link for it.